As the countdown to Christmas begins, so do your recurring nightmares about everything that could potentially go wrong. Will you pull out the turkey on time or end up eating an incinerated bird? Will the apple pie pastry turn out flaky enough to win over your mother? Is the family going to spend the entire lunch debating the US elections…again? WILL THERE BE ENOUGH CRANBERRIES? Ho Ho No.
Unless you’re intent on one-upping your family members with your culinary skills, we say shut it down. Fish out your ugly Christmas sweater, lock your fridge, and head over to town to check a couple of great Christmas feasts in the city. After all, for once we’d like you to eat more, complain less, not do the dishes, and leave the passive aggressive family gatherings for ….Easter?
Here are the best places to have Christmas Day lunch in Perth.
Ascua and Heno & Rey
Joining forces to bring you a more enviable tie-up than strawberries and chocolates, two of our favourite Spanish digs, Ascua and Heno & Rey, are throwing ~una gran fiesta~ with a whole lot of our favourite Christmas delicacies with a touch of traditional European. Guaranteeing a merry ‘foodsperience’ for you and your entire fam, we suggest you unbuckle your belts for this one. Click here for more details.
Shadow Wine Bar
Pop over to the Shadow Wine Bar for a classic European Christmas lunch, along with a much-needed glass of bubbly. We won’t reveal the entire menu, but let’s just say you wouldn’t want to miss out on the likes of scrumptious oysters, lemon garlic prawns and a juicy lamb loin. We see you drooling mate. Click here for more details.
One of our favourite places at the state buildings, Post is hosting a merry Christmas lunch, promising food inspired by a traditional Italian Christmas. If you’re too lazy to cook on Christmas Day (you aren’t alone), slip on your finest red dress and head over to the Post, and kick off lunch with a glass of sparkling Taittinger Champagne on arrival. Click here for more details
Elmar’s In The Valley
If you’re not opposed to a Christmas Day drive, let the team at Elmar’s in the Valley take care of the feast for you. They’re offering a gourmet Christmas lunch buffet, which includes a carvery station with their famous Christmas ham. Glazed with sweet spiced mustard and served with a shiraz jus, all your Christmases really will come at once. There are other things too, obviously, but we really think you should just go hard on the ham. Click here for more details.
Ivy & Jack
Ivy & Jack has got your Christmas stress covered with a lip-smacking menu for you and the whole fam. Sleep in during the day, and head out to Ivy & Jack for a festive Christmas dinner. We hear there’s gonna be classics such as roast turkey with cranberry compote and steamed plum pudding with brandy anglaise. Christmas = sorted. Click here for more details.
The Old Brewery
Shake it up a bit and try a Christmas breakfast or dinner at the Old Brewery. What does the time really matter when all you really need is all that food? With prawns, oysters, duck, chicken, soft shell crab, steak, lamb, snapper and turkey all available for you to choose from, you’ll probably never opt to host Christmas at your own house ever again. Click here for more details.
Hyde Park Hotel
A seasoned contributor to Christmas feasts, Hyde Park is rolling up its sleeves yet again to whip you up a delicious Christmas day lunch and willing taking the load of your shoulders so that you can focus on more important things, like which Christmas movies are on Netflix this year. Click here for more details.
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Image credit: Shadow Wine Bar